Tag Archives: Cape Town International Jazz Festival

‘The Most Dangerous Drummer Alive’

  Chris Dave and the Drumhedz were one of the highlights of the 2014 edition of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival – a signpost as to where jazz is heading perhaps? If so, his debut offering, simply titled Chris Dave and the Drumhedz Mixtape, might be an indication of what we can expect. [You can […]

Jazz With A Raised Fist

  Time to burn the Numsa T-shirt. I’ve finally been busted for the conservative and purist I really am. That, at least is the conclusion you might draw if you saw me scrambling for tickets for the Rosies stage at last week’s Cape Town International Jazz Festival. Because, according to one online contributor for a […]

Ambrose Akinmusire Hits Cape Town, Kris Bowers releases ‘Heroes + Misfits’

  The Con is very excited about the upcoming performance by Ambrose Akinmusire at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival next weekend. The young trumpeter, who was born in California but now resides in New York, makes music that has been described as  “atmospheric post-bop”. An early encounter with Steve Coleman spurred Akinmusire forward in his […]